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History

AAPL unites more than 16,000 landmen and land professionals through 41 affiliated local associations across North America. We encourage fair trading terms that work in the interest of all parties, wise utilization of natural resources, and responsible stewardship of the land's surface.

A timeline of AAPL's history

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AAPL was Founded & the First Annual Meeting was held in Fort Worth

AAPL opened national headquarters in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

PLM Degree program was established at OU • The Landman Scholarship Trust was established

Landman journal was established

Board approved "Active" membership for independents

Female representation in AAPL membership was at 10%

AAPL Model Form Joint Operating Agreement underwent extensive revisions

Ronald Reagan spoke at Annual Meeting in El Paso

Standing Ethics Committee was established • AAPL instituted the Certified Professional Landman (CPL) program

The first AAPL CPL Review and Examination took place

AAPL Educational Foundation was formed

AAPL celebrates 30th Anniversary and board approves construction of headquarters building in North Fort Worth

AAPL past presidents assisted current President Phil Fleming in official ribbon-cutting ceremony for new headquarters building

AAPL changes the word "Petroleum" to "Professional" in its name

North American Prospect Expo (NAPE) was created by AAPL, hosting 80 exhibit booths and 800 attendees • Texas HB 520 passes. This bill amends the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act as it applies to landmen

AAPL unveils new logo and new Landman magazine design

Landman 2 mini-magazine is added to supplement bimonthly Landman magazine

AAPL receives PR News' Platinum Award for its Annual Report/Calendar

AAPL Board approves addition of "Senior" Membership category • First Summer NAPE Expo is hosted

AAPL gives more than $200,000 to Katrina Rebuilding effort

Defeated bill to license landman under the Texas Real Estate Commission

AAPL Member Mark created

AAPL's Company Recognition Program is established

Energy Advocates Association recognized AAPL as "Association of the Year" • Model Form 610 Horizontal Modifications (Horizontal JOA) created

AAPL purchases new Headquarters Building located near downtown Fort Worth • AAPL added $4 million to the Landman's Scholarship Trust Fund

Field Landman Task Force created • Retired CPL program instituted

Pamela D. Feist elected as first female president of AAPL • Contract Center launch of the 2015 JOA Model Form

Landman Advisory Connection Mentoring Program established • Disaster Relief Fund established as part of the Educational Foundation with AAPL donating up to $1 million to support members affected by Hurricane Harvey

Male to female membership ratio in AAPL is 73% to 27%

President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush keynote the NAPE Charities Luncheon • AAPL Honorary Membership is extended to President George W. Bush

AAPL refreshes its brand identity with a new logo and tagline - Powering the Profession

Evolution of the Association

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